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A SYSOP IS...
by David M. Kilgore

As a user of several local computer bulletin boards, I have seen quite
a few text files written by sysops who felt a need to vent their frustration
regarding the things their users do to annoy them. I decided to write this
text file as a means of telling the other side of the story - as a user who
wishes to vent a little frustration of my own.

A SYSOP IS...

A sysop is someone who works very hard to provide an interesting and
valuable board for his users.

A sysop is someone who is constantly trying to make his board better,
more useful, more impressive and more fun, no matter what it takes or what
it costs.

A sysop is someone who usually doesn't get much appreciation from his
users, no matter how nice his board is or how much effort it takes to
maintain it.

A sysop is someone who has to put up with a lot of nonsense from users
who never even acknowledge his existence at all unless they want to complain
that this doesn't work and that file is corrupt and you'd better fix this
and I don't like that.

A sysop is someone who has a lot of dedication and patience and
generosity, and who deserves every kind word and gesture of support he can
get.

Sysops are wonderful.

HOWEVER... A SYSOP IS ALSO...

A sysop is someone who can, in the same breath, scold you for not
uploading anything to his board, while simultaneously complaining that his
hard disk is full and he needs you to give him money so he can buy a bigger
one.

A sysop is someone who thinks that each and every one of the people who
logs onto his board has an unlimited supply of software, all of which is
fascinating and valuable, all of which is public domain, and all of which is
utterly unlike anything he already has on his 550MB board. The sysop is
convinced that everyone who logs onto his board is deliberately and
maliciously refusing to upload this wonderful software out of pure spite.

A sysop is someone who BEGS his users to upload software to the board,
then screams "RAPE!" whenever anyone tries to DOWNLOAD any of it.

A sysop is someone who insists that YOU send HIM files, but thinks you
have a lot of nerve asking HIM to let YOU have any.

A sysop is someone who goes to a great deal of trouble to provide file
areas, message areas, online games and various other services, then gets all
bent out of shape if anyone prefers one of these services to another.
"What? You want a slice of the APPLE pie? What's wrong with the
PUMPKIN???"

A sysop is someone who can't be happy for those people who use the
message areas because they actually have something to say to each other.
The sysop wants EVERYONE to use the message areas, even if they know
absolutely no one else on the board and have nothing whatsoever worth
saying.

A sysop is someone who can't understand why anybody would want to scan
through the file areas looking for new and useful pieces of software, when
they could be slogging through an endless stream of incomprehensible and
irrelevant messages sent by people they don't know to other people they
don't know for reasons which are neither of any interest to them nor any of
their business.

A sysop is a lunatic. He has to be. Why would anybody in their right
mind want to run a BBS?

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

And, I suppose, a sysop is a necessary evil.

I just hope I don't find myself banned from this board for life.

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  3 Responses to “Category : Various Text files
Archive   : GFILES.ZIP
Filename : ASYSOPIS.TXT

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/